World Music Ensemble: Celebration! (CD)


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Format: CD 
Label: Mapleshade 
Year: 1993 

Media Condition: New 
Sleeve/Cover Condition: New 

TRACKS: 

1 Egypt 
2 Wade In The Water 
3 African Chant 
4 Rokudan No Shirabe 
5 Mount Fujimaro 
6 Global Fusion Rap 
7 Djembe Jam 
8 Celebration! 

PERSONNEL: 

Winds, percussion - Brother Ah (Robert Northern) 
Spanish guitar - Torcuato Zamora 
Koto - Kyoko Okamoto 
Bass, shekere - Atiba (Donald Sheldon) 
Marimba, percussion - Kevin Campbell 
Vocals, percussion - Imani 

Gorgeous all-acoustic arrangements of hand-carved African flutes, Afro-Caribbean percussion, woodwinds, guitar, and koto. Their delicate beauty is captured with amazing transparency and detail. Recorded at Pierre Sprey's Mapleshade studio. 

The renowned French horn player known as Brother Ah (aka Robert Northern) is one of the most prolific and respected musicians in the history of jazz music. 

Brother Ah recorded with some of the most illustrious names in the genre, including Donald Byrd, Dizzy Gillespie, John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Gil Evans and, perhaps most influentially, Sun Ra. In 1969, Ah formed his own group, the Musical Sound Awareness Ensemble, and released several works under his own name from 1974 onward. 

In the early 1980's Brother Ah settled permanently in Washington, DC, where he taught music, hosted a weekly radio program on WPFW, formed the World Music Ensemble, and thankfully continued to record. 

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